Bring hope with Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days is underway. For $10 you can bring home a bunch of 10 stems, or give one to a friend, family member or co-worker. Donors also have the option to give an anonymous "gift of hope," which provide vases of flowers for hospitalized cancer patients for $25.

Daffodils are the first flower of spring and have come to symbolize hope for cancer patients and their loved ones for renewed life and a cancer-free world.

The campaign is one of the ACS oldest fundraisers, and is well loved throughout all participating communities. Daffodils are offered to donors as an appreciation for contributions.

The local organization hopes to raise $150,000, to provide funding for programs including day-to-day help, emotional support, 24-hour information, funding for groundbreaking cancer research, education and advocation.

To pick up a bunch, visit one of the locations below (date and times vary) or call the American Cancer Society in Mishawaka at (574) 257-9789.

American Cancer Society- 130 Red Coach Dr. , Mishawaka 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Southfield Village- 6450 Miami Circle, South Bend 9:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hammes Bookstore & Cafe- Eddy Street Commons, South Bend 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Granger Commons- 630 E. University Dr., Granger 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Studebagels- 1801 South Bend Ave., South Bend 5:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Concord Mall- Center Court, 3701 S. Main St., Elkhart 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tom Naquin Chevrolet 2500 W. Lexington Ave. Elkhart 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Greencroft Nursing Center 1225 Greencroft Dr., Goshen 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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